Darkness on the Edge of Town

  • by Brian Keene
  • Narrated by Eric Medler
  • 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

One morning the residents of Walden, Virginia, woke up to find the rest of the world gone. Just...gone.
Surrounding their town was a wall of inky darkness, plummeting Walden into permanent night. Nothing could get in - not light, not people, not even electricity, radio, TV, Internet, food, or water. And nothing could get out. No one who dared to penetrate the mysterious barrier has ever been seen again. Only their screams were heard.
But for some, the darkness is not the worst of their fears. Driven mad by thirst, hunger, and perpetual night, the residents of Walden are ready to explode. The last few sane prisoners of this small town must prepare a final stand against their neighbors, themselves, and something even worse...something out there...in the darkness...


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Customer Reviews

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One of the very BEST stories!

It's been some time since I have listened to this story so here goes. I truly struggle to think of a negative thing to say about this story: it is short so has to make every word count.I visualized pretty much everything I heard and when I am able to do that I know I have essentially been part of something really special.

If you like sci fi and mysteries, you will like this book. I would rank this story as one of the most enjoyable "reads" I have had. Eric Medler was more than able to assume the female voices without seeming petulant or whiny as some storys have had by other narrators and really, I think its as much vocal skill as plain physical limitation of the male voice to reach the female voice.

Thank you for reading my review, I hope it helps you when deciding to read this book.

Kindest Regards, m
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- Mary

Bravo, Brian Keene and Eric Medler!!!!

Would you listen to Darkness on the Edge of Town again? Why?

I definitely intend to listen to this story again. It's a fresh take on a "Twilight Zone" idea except, instead of dealing with one street, Brian takes an entire city into the darkness. This audiobook is so deserving of 10 stars!!!!

What does Eric Medler bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Depth! Eric breathes life into each character. I swear when he went "hood" I nearly lost my mind I laughed so hard. Brian made the story great but Eric made the story memorable.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I don't like answering questions like this. I wish audible would remove them. Such a "spoiler" move, Audible.

Any additional comments?

If you are a fan of horror fiction, thrillers, and suspense novels this book is a must!!!!!

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- Jazzi "I have an eclectic taste in books. I move from Jodi Picoult to Gillian Flynn. From Ken Kesey to Janet Evanovich. If it is good, I'll read it"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-23-2012
  • Publisher: Dark Realms Audio / Audio Realms